January 23, 2017

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8:30 am to 9:20 am
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Diagnosing Long- and Short- Term Effects of Herbicides on Landscape Plants Dr. Hannah Mathers
Grower Irrigation Through The Cloud, Using Wireless Irrigation Systems to Schedule and Control Irrigation for Container Crops Dr. Tom Fernandez
Landscape Design/Build, Retail Part 1: “The ‘Big 3’ of Social Media: A Beginners Guide to Social Media & Brand Recognition Jan Bills
Plants The Best of the Best at the MSU Trial Gardens Daedre McGrath
Landscape Design/Build, Retail Part 1: “The ‘Big 3’ of Social Media: A Beginners Guide to Social Media & Brand Recognition Jan Bills
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Diagnosing Long- and Short- Term Effects of Herbicides on Landscape Plants Dr. Hannah Mathers
9:30 am to 11:20 am
Arboriculture Michigan’s Major Tree Maladies for 2017 Dr. David Roberts
9:30 am to 10:20 am
Grower North Central Nursery IPM Working Group and Its Benefits to Producers Dr. Robert Schutzki
Landscape Design/Build Certifications: Your Path to Professionalism Emily Huening, Roger DeLong, Rob Welch
Plants, Retail Leveraging Edibles—Take Back Their Yard!!! Lloyd Traven
Plants, Retail Leveraging Edibles—Take Back Their Yard!!! Lloyd Traven
Turf & Landscape Management Efficiencies in Turf and Landscape Management: A Case Study - Twenty-one Tips On Reducing Mowing Time Jeff McManus
10:30 am to 11:20 am
Grower Nutrient Management of Container Nursery Crops Dr. Bert Cregg
Landscape Design/Build, Plants, Retail Overcoming Seasonal Depression Utilizing Plants with Winter Interest and Blooms Matthew Ross
Landscape Design/Build, Plants, Retail Overcoming Seasonal Depression Utilizing Plants with Winter Interest and Blooms Matthew Ross
Landscape Design/Build, Plants, Retail Overcoming Seasonal Depression Utilizing Plants with Winter Interest and Blooms Matthew Ross
Turf & Landscape Management Curbing Winter Salt Damage Laurie Mann, Mark Mann
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Urban IPM Practices to Protect Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Dr. David Smitley
Grower Chemical-Free From Sow To Sell—A Biocontrols Saga Lloyd Traven
Landscape Design/Build, Retail, Turf & Landscape Management Make Your Customer Service Contagious! Anne Obarski
Plants Green Roofs: Different Plants. Different Benefits? Dr. Brad Rowe
Landscape Design/Build, Retail, Turf & Landscape Management Make Your Customer Service Contagious! Anne Obarski
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Urban IPM Practices to Protect Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Dr. David Smitley
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Grower Systems Approach to Nursery Certification – A Fresh Approach to Plant Certification Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development
Landscape Design/Build, Plants Native Plants in the Formal Landscape Mark O'Brien
Landscape Design/Build, Plants Native Plants in the Formal Landscape Mark O'Brien
Retail Drive Traffic by using Retail Events Anne Obarski
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Beech Scale and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Protecting Trees from These Invasive Pests Dr. Deborah G. McCullough
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Arboriculture Getting the Most Out of Trunk Injections Dr. Bert Cregg
Grower Message in a Bottle: Season-Long Container Weed Control Dr. Hannah Mathers
Landscape Design/Build, Plants Top Annuals for Lasting Color in the Landscape Jerry Gorchels
Landscape Design/Build, Plants Top Annuals for Lasting Color in the Landscape Jerry Gorchels
Retail Marketing to the Next Generation Anne Obarski
Turf & Landscape Management Fertilizing Turf: Rates, Times, and Factors of Application Dr. Kevin Frank